So, when we last left you in Part 1, we were getting lucky camping at Lake Wenatchee and had just witnessed one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve seen.
This has been my most beautiful paddleboard experience to date (well, I’ve only had around a dozen but it’s going to be hard to beat this). The glassy water made for a smooth ride and the magazine-worthy scenery made it feel surreal.
Standing tall on a paddleboard gives you a different perspective than if you were in a canoe or kayak. It’s easier to see through the glare on the water surface. It also helped that the water in this glacier-fed lake was crystal clear, but we got to see a lot of fish and a freshwater crawfish (must have been, it looked like a little lobster).
We pulled ashore at the YMCA beach, which was not open yet and deserted, to give ourselves a little break and explore. Just like any sport, you have to build stamina on a paddleboard. Your legs and core are always engaged and I am still in the “death-grip-with-your toes” stage of standing on the board. Your toes and legs will probably need a rest at some point when first starting out.
The weather was too nice to go home just yet so we hung out on the beach for a while after. With all of the excitement of camping and paddleboarding, Gretel was exhausted. She looked so precious napping and letting the sand warm her bones.